Alumni Community of Gadjah Mada (KAGAMA) has broaden its connection to other islands. Halal bihalal with KAGAMA held in Pontianak on Sunday (3/6) at West Kalimantan Governor Pavillion was going well and exciting.
This event was also attended by Chairman of KAGAMA, Ganjar Pranowo, whose directly greeted by West Kalimantan Governor, Sutarmidji. Moreover, this event was also attended by UGM alumni from West Kalimantan and some invited guests, and also KKN students of UGM. Chairman of KAGAMA West Kalimantan, Thamrin Usman, gave his speech and opened this event.
Thamrin said that KAGAMA West Kalimantan is not just contributed to West Kalimantan only, but also to the country as well. Thamrin believed that the commitment from UGM alumni to always contribute for the country is undoubtable. .”I am sure that wherever they are, UGM alumni will always gibe the best,” he said. Thamrin also hoped that this halal bihalal event could make the connection between fellow KAGAMA and also to other university’s alumni community closer.
After short speech delivered by Chairman of KAGAMA West Kalimantan, the next speech was delivered by Ganjar Pranowo. Ganjar greeted all other university’s alumni community chairman and said that as an alumni, we are all have feeling, bonded past, and history.
“The common characteristic of UGM alumni is their innocence. When they are asked about how many salary that they want, most of them will answer ‘up to you’. Their work are not that much exposed but suddenly, they become a president,” said Ganjar.
Not only KAGAMA in Indonesia, Ganjar told the audience that he had appointed KAGAMA Chairman in Europe and Asia. This means that UGM alumni will always strengthen and maintain the connectivity and relationship among others, even in abroad. The example that KAGAMA always harmonic to each other is no matter how difference is the political views, the friendship and brotherhood are always good as it is.
Moreover, Ganjar Pranowo also announced that he granted funds from KAGAMA West Kalimantan to help development in West Kalimantan. He added that KAGAMA will always assist and contribute to all provinces in Indonesia so they can increase their potential.
During the event, Ganjar persuaded KAGAMA to keep innovating and creating for nation’s development. Renewable energy, industry revolution 4.0, and many others current issues must be learned because Indonesia has big potential to be able to compete internationally.
“How we, as a nation, can contribute is by learning. So many issues we can learn then we develop them so we can also help the country’s development,”
Sutarmidji, Governor of West Kalimantan also gave his speech. Sutarmidji explained about Human and Natural Resources development in West Kalimantan. There might need solutions related to problems in West Kalimantan, especially in village development which still needs more improvement.
“By collaborating with KAGAMA, I believe that we can accelerate West Kalimantan development so it can be a better province by using many existing potentials,” said Sutarmidji. [Alumni Relation/Article: Winona; Photo: Dea;Translated by Irzha]